Humanitarian Aid to Iran's Flooding Regions Should Take Place
Maria Luiza Viotti, the Chef de Cabinet to UN Secretary General António Guterres, offered sympathy to Iran on the devastating floods across the country, and said that humanitarian support to affected people should be excluded from sanctions.
Military Action in Syria Will Have 'Devastating' Consequences
US to Turkey:
Amid the continuing standoff in Syria over US withdrawal and Turkish desire to carry the fight to Washington-allied Kurdish militias in the country, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Ankara in no uncertain terms that if Turkish forces took unilateral military action in Syria, it would have "devastating" consequences.
All options on table for liberating Golan from Israel, Syria FM warns
Damascus warns Tel Aviv not to go too far in its occupation of Syria's Golan Heights, saying all options remain on the table for liberating the strategic region, which has been under Israeli occupation for more than five decades.
US likely to unveil ‘deal of century’ on Nakba Day
A report says the administration of US President Donald Trump will likely unveil its controversial proposal on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in mid-May on the 71th anniversary of the Nakba Day (the Day of Catastrophe).
Bad time to nuclearize Saudis
US senators warn Trump:
A bipartisan group of American lawmakers have raised concerns about Washington’s nuclear dealings with Saudi Arabia despite Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s “deeply troubling actions” and his not-so-secret penchant for acquiring nuclear weapons.
Trump wrongly claims for third time his father was born in Germany
US President Donald Trump has wrongly claimed that his father was from Germany as he expressed frustration about the European country’s financial contribution to the US-led military alliance of NATO.
‘Builders of Walls Become Prisoners’
Pope Francis Knocks Trump’s Plans for Border Barrier:
Pope Francis warned leaders who want to erect barriers to keep migrants out that they “will end up becoming prisoners of the walls they build".
UN chief warns of rising Islamophobia after Muslim massacre in New Zealand
Speaking at one of Sunni Islam’s most prestigious universities, the United Nations chief warns about the unbridled spread of Islamophobia across the international community, weeks after a shocking terror attack that killed dozens of Muslim worshipers at two mosques in New Zealand.
Saudi political detainees subjected to severe abuse
Leaked reports:
Leaked medical reports prepared for Saudi Arabia’s King Salman have for the first time provided evidence of the torture political detainees in the kingdom have been subjected to as part of the regime's violent crackdown on dissidents and possible rivals to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's rule.